Gwyneth Paltrow's least favourite performance was Shallow Hal
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 February 2020
Gwyneth Paltrow says her 2001 romantic comedy movie 'Shallow Hal' was a "disaster", and she ranks the film as her "least favourite performance"
Gwyneth Paltrow's "least favourite performance" was in 'Shallow Hal', which she has described as a "disaster".
The 47-year-old actress starred alongside Jack Black in the 2001 romantic comedy movie, in which she played obese woman Rosemary who is seen as a more slimmer version of herself by Black's character Hal Larson after he is hypnotised.
But Paltrow wasn't a big fan of her own acting in the motion picture, as was revealed in a video for Netflix in which she quizzed her assistant Kevin Keating about how well he knows her.
After asking him what her "least favourite performance" was, he replied: "I would say it would be 'Shallow Hallow' (sic)"
Paltrow said: "Exactly."
He replied: "I'm not sure who told you to do that one, but it wasn't me.
"I wasn't there working for you.
"Not around for that."
She started laughing, and then said: "That was before your time.
"See what happened? Disaster".
Paltrow wore a fat suit to portray Rosemary, and she previously admitted feeling "humiliated" when she walked through a hotel wearing the outfit and "no one would make eye contact" with her.
Speaking in 2001, she said: "The first day I tried [the fat suit] on, I was in the Tribeca Grand and I walked through the lobby.
"It was so sad; it was so disturbing. No one would make eye contact with me because I was obese.
"I was wearing this black shirt with big snowmen on it.
"For some reason, the ... clothes they make for women that are overweight are horrible. I felt humiliated because people were really dismissive."